The common problem of inadequate comfort can be broken down into the following two categories:
Drafts disrupt the flow of heat throughout a home. Eliminating or reducing paths of uncontrolled air leakage can greatly improve the energy efficiency of homes. There are several options for reducing air leaks around windows and throughout homes.
- Rooms Too Hot or Cold
Whether rooms are too hot or too cold, temperature comfort can be a significant energy-related housing problem for households. There are several options for stabilizing room temperature including improving the:
- Insulation, air and vapor barriers,
- Window shading, and
- HVAC air distribution systems, and conservation landscaping.
What are some possible solutions? See Inadequate Comfort Solutions.